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« on: November 15, 2013, 08:12:18 PM »

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http://www.examiner.com/article/right-wing-cyber-attacks-on-healthcare-gov-website-confirmed
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013, 08:13:53 PM »

Hopefully anonymous gets them
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013, 08:14:48 PM »

If a site cant stand up to simple DDOS attacks its still a problem.
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2013, 08:16:35 PM »

If a site cant stand up to simple DDOS attacks its still a problem.

Its a government created site. Of course its going to be riddled with flaws and poorly constructed.


What else did you expect
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2013, 08:19:33 PM »
« Edited: November 15, 2013, 08:21:56 PM by ChairmanSanchez »

The DHHS's poor handling of the website's security (or the vetting of the firm in charge of it at least)is almost as pathetic as the cyber terrorism against it.
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2013, 08:20:35 PM »

If a site cant stand up to simple DDOS attacks its still a problem.

Its a government created site. Of course its going to be riddled with flaws and poorly constructed.


What else did you expect
Yes, designed by private contractors.
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2013, 01:25:28 AM »

This only Obama's Katrina if it turned out that a left-wing group assassinated several hundred people during the Katrina Hurricane.
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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2013, 01:36:30 AM »

Of course just blame it on someone else?
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2013, 01:38:50 AM »

This is interesting, given the general incompetence of the Right Wing in all things IT-related.
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2013, 01:40:52 AM »

This is interesting, given the general incompetence of the Right Wing in all things IT-related.

It's most likely not true. Not everything the left says is the case.
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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2013, 01:48:37 AM »

If a site cant stand up to simple DDOS attacks its still a problem.
Indeed.

Dems, you don't need excuses, just wait.  If it all fails you have the "we had to compromise, that's why it failed" excuse to fall back on.  Don't worry so much about this.
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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2013, 01:59:06 AM »

^Well, that's kind of already true. House GOP refused to appropriate any money for the federal site. Of course it was a misstep no funds were set aside in the ACA itself. But still, Democrats came to Republicans and said "there's a problem with this, and we know you're very 'concerned' with problems with this law, so help us fix it?" and they said no.


Does anybody really think this new news story is going to get the GOP to give more money for the site? They just want to talk about it.
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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2013, 02:13:51 AM »

^Well, that's kind of already true. House GOP refused to appropriate any money for the federal site. Of course it was a misstep no funds were set aside in the ACA itself. But still, Democrats came to Republicans and said "there's a problem with this, and we know you're very 'concerned' with problems with this law, so help us fix it?" and they said no.


Does anybody really think this new news story is going to get the GOP to give more money for the site? They just want to talk about it.

Do you believe in personal responsibility or just excuses? Please explain to us why any Republican would ever want to give money to such a thing. We have to pay for our own health insurance already.
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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2013, 02:31:00 AM »

If a site cant stand up to simple DDOS attacks its still a problem.
Indeed.

Dems, you don't need excuses, just wait.  If it all fails you have the "we had to compromise, that's why it failed" excuse to fall back on.  Don't worry so much about this.

The California site is working out quite nicely. If most states had done the responsible, mature thing and set up their own exchanges and websites the way they wanted, they wouldn't have their citizens having to use the federal exchange website. You can't forfeit an opportunity to do something yourself and then complain when the federal government doesn't do as good a job as you wanted.
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« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2013, 03:42:03 AM »

If a site cant stand up to simple DDOS attacks its still a problem.
Indeed.

Dems, you don't need excuses, just wait.  If it all fails you have the "we had to compromise, that's why it failed" excuse to fall back on.  Don't worry so much about this.

The California site is working out quite nicely. If most states had done the responsible, mature thing and set up their own exchanges and websites the way they wanted, they wouldn't have their citizens having to use the federal exchange website. You can't forfeit an opportunity to do something yourself and then complain when the federal government doesn't do as good a job as you wanted.
I should have been more clear, I was referring to the ACA in general, not just the Federal website.  And I'm not complaining about it, just pointing out the "out" you'll all have.  I hope it works out.
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« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2013, 03:44:52 AM »

If a site cant stand up to simple DDOS attacks its still a problem.
Indeed.

Dems, you don't need excuses, just wait.  If it all fails you have the "we had to compromise, that's why it failed" excuse to fall back on.  Don't worry so much about this.

The California site is working out quite nicely. If most states had done the responsible, mature thing and set up their own exchanges and websites the way they wanted, they wouldn't have their citizens having to use the federal exchange website. You can't forfeit an opportunity to do something yourself and then complain when the federal government doesn't do as good a job as you wanted.

I guess Idaho decided they'd rather be the ones running things than the feds. But most Republican states decided to just make things as difficult as possible.
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« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2013, 03:54:51 AM »

If a site cant stand up to simple DDOS attacks its still a problem.
Indeed.

Dems, you don't need excuses, just wait.  If it all fails you have the "we had to compromise, that's why it failed" excuse to fall back on.  Don't worry so much about this.

The California site is working out quite nicely. If most states had done the responsible, mature thing and set up their own exchanges and websites the way they wanted, they wouldn't have their citizens having to use the federal exchange website. You can't forfeit an opportunity to do something yourself and then complain when the federal government doesn't do as good a job as you wanted.
I should have been more clear, I was referring to the ACA in general, not just the Federal website.  And I'm not complaining about it, just pointing out the "out" you'll all have.  I hope it works out.

Honestly, I don't know what everyone is so upset about, even with the website errors and the you-can't-keep-your-plan stuff.

85% of Americans had health insurance before the ACA. And most of those people were getting it through their employer and had plans that already complied with the ACA's minimum standards.

The only people who are affected by this are:
(1) The 15% of the population who were uninsured, a large portion of whom will just go straight into Medicaid anyway and don't even have to bother with this.
(2) Self-employed people who bought their own health insurance and, in all likelihood, would not have been able to afford the deductibles their plans had in the event that they did have a serious health event.

This whole thing has been blown out of proportion as if we're all being forced to use the crappy Healthcare.gov website and that simply isn't the case. As far as I can tell, the only people who are indisputably net "losers" from this whole scheme are single men in their 20s and 30s who make a lot of money, don't have any health problems, and aren't very risk averse. In other words, the ACA is hurting the trading desk at Goldman Sachs. Boo hoo.

More comical are the anti-ACA activists trying to persuade college students to refuse to buy health insurance, blissfully ignorant of the fact that most of their target audience is already covered under their parents' plans and the fact that nearly all colleges and universities in this country mandate that students carry health insurance as a condition of enrollment.
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« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2013, 03:58:33 AM »

Agreed in full.  We need a war or something to distract us.
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« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2013, 04:45:06 AM »

This is interesting, given the general incompetence of the Right Wing in all things IT-related.
Libertarians, tbh.
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« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2013, 04:51:40 AM »

Jesus F**king Christ.
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« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2013, 06:33:23 AM »

the Obamacare website doesn't work
Hmm, I wonder why.
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« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2013, 06:43:22 AM »

Agreed in full.  We need a war or something to distract us.

That's actually a great idea!
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« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2013, 06:50:08 AM »

As far as I can tell, the only people who are indisputably net "losers" from this whole scheme are single men in their 20s and 30s who make a lot of money, don't have any health problems, and aren't very risk averse. In other words, the ACA is hurting
msm journalists.

This is a problem.
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« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2013, 10:20:00 AM »

Assuming this is real, this should be a major news story...
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« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2013, 12:06:45 PM »

Assuming this is real, this should be a major news story...

It's probably leftwing hacks trying to give Republicans a bad name. How do we not know this is the case?
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